Tower Talks from Washington National Cathedral
Outside the Pulpit: Dean Randy Hollerith

Outside the Pulpit: Dean Randy Hollerith

May 26, 2020

In this week's episode of Tower Talks, we're talking to Dean Randy Hollerith - one of the most prominent voices of the Cathedral in its current era, and almost certainly someone you've heard speak before! In this conversation, though, we had a chance to talk to Randy as Randy - delving into his background and life-long connections to the Cathedral, sharing stories of what he loves about his work and generally getting to know him outside the pulpit. Please join us for this very special episode of Tower Talks!

All in the Family: A Conversation with Andy Seferlis

All in the Family: A Conversation with Andy Seferlis

May 19, 2020

Welcome back to Tower Talks! In this week's episode, we're talking to Andy (aka Clift) Seferlis - a longtime Cathedral docent and tour guide around DC. Andy has a particularly interesting understanding of the Cathedral - his parents met and worked there, and he grew up with the Cathedral as his playground. We caught up with Andy to talk about the ways in which the Cathedral fits into the cultural history of DC and American history at large - as well as his own background, what he loves about the Cathedral and what he's up to now. Please enjoy this week's episode of Tower Talks!

Cathedral Organist George Fergus

Cathedral Organist George Fergus

May 12, 2020

While you may not have seen this week's Tower Talks guest, you have certainly heard his work before - George Fergus serves the Cathedral as Assistant Organist, playing for worship services, accompanying the Cathedral choir and demonstrating the organ to visitors twice a week when the building is open. He is also "famous" for a few fun and silly YouTube appearances - most notably, playing "Baby Shark" to cheer on the Nationals baseball team during their World Series run! We caught up with George about his background, path to the Cathedral and favorite things about the organ and the building in this episode of Tower Talks.

Getting to Know Greeter Fran Trotter Bellinger

Getting to Know Greeter Fran Trotter Bellinger

May 5, 2020

Welcome back to Tower Talks! In this week's episode, we're talking to Francel Trotter Bellinger - who we all know as Fran. Fran is a long-time Greeter with us, who also recently started volunteering with our LEGO project! Fran has a long personal history with the Cathedral, and the National Cathedral School for Girls, that truly exemplifies the ways in which the Cathedral can exist as both a grand public institution as well as a place of deep personal resonance. Please enjoy this week's episode of Tower Talks!